Saturday, 25 May 2013

Little rescue mission

I know you should never touch young birds, but I just spotted something fluttering round in the greenhouse - beating its head frantically against the glass unable to find the way out. A newly fledged blue tit for goodness sakes!

It had obviously got in via a roof light - so I scampered across and opened the door wide then sat, and sat, and sat watching, well way from the greenhouse. After ages it just wasn't gonna move so I gently picked it (such a tiny little thing) off the internal side bar it was clinging to and popped it onto a table in the garden:
Harrumph, I didn't like that big glass enclosure Missus! You have danger zones in the Playground - and me feathers are still a bit damp from the nest too.
Then it fluttered up and landed on my (ahem) front where it clung on looking up at me, so another gentle scoop and it's on the highest fence I could reach - looks like it could have a bit of a headache and a tale to tell to its siblings!

Just peeked out of an upstairs window here and it's flown away - I hope it has a long and happy life :)

Adding this to Annie's 'Friday Smile' and this is for Darnell, just to show that some birdie tales do have happy endings honey.

Di
x

25 comments:

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Sometimes animals needs aur help and you did a great rescue job,
have a lovely day
hugs Tamara :)

Twiglet said...

That is brilliant! It's always good to feel you have saved a little life. Sounds very much like Annie. She had a robin snuggled to her chest once! x Jo

Jacki Daniels said...

Oh what a sweet story and yes sometimes they do need our help I remember years ago (I was at school so that's how long) we were on school hols and some kids from my school came knocking on my door one of the lads had his hands cups I asked what they were doing here as they didn't live by me and they said they out and about and found this one he opened his hands lying in the middle of the road so he picked it up but instead of putting it somewhere near by he travelled by bus with it to my house I asked him why he had brought it to me and he said well you love animals so will know what to do well there was only one thing I could do and was look after it I put in an old bird cage we had and fed it till it was stronger I kept it in the living room next to our budgie so he had company and then when he got a little bigger and stronger I started putting the cage outside then opening the door he flew out most days but always came at night then one day and I could handle him and he oftm sat on my shoulder he came back and did just that sat on my shoulder sang his head off for a second and flew away he came back every couple of days then when it started to get cold he went so that was it I thought he had just come to say good bye but then for a couple of years after everytime he came back to warm land he would come and tap on the window he wouldn't let me touch by now but it was as if he was coming back to say hello bless him but then I guess he must have either died or just got on with his life as he stopped coming back but I thought it was so sweet lol

Cathy said...

Aww this is so sweet Di, hope the little bird has a long, happy life :) Cathy x

Annie said...

Well done you. It's something I do often Di. We have so many cats round us that I always pick up little birds that have come adrift in early days and put them up out of reach.
Brilliant.
Hugs,
Annie x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

fab tale Di and so was the other one by Jackie love the pickie too. :D

Sandra H said...

Awww so cute too nice to know your help was on hand xx

mamapez5 said...

Lovely story Di, and a beautiful photo. I have rescued several sparrows already this year, literally out of the mouth of our cat Luna. She is a real huntress, but she hasn't learned yet not to bring her captives to me. Lizards, birds, insects, I rescue them all and set them free.
I used to work in a science lab and the Biology teacher told me that birds have no sense of smell so it is fine to 'rescue' babies and put them somewhere safe, and their mum will still come to feed them.
Maybe we shouldn't interfere with the ways of nature, but if the cat brings a live birdie into the house, I have to do something. Kate x

Karen Petitt said...

I love the colour of the blues! Awesome thing to do - thanks for sharing and loved the photo's Karen x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Well done you! You'll be featuring on Animal Hospital next... ;-) xx

Angie said...

Ahh ...well done ..you must have been very calm ...it seems as though it did not suffer from the experience....great account of it all.

Vicky Hayes said...

He's such a sweetie! Thank goodness you were able to rescue him Di and give him a chance in life. Vicky x

Leeann said...

How sweet to have had that little face looking up at you, it must have felt like a "thank you". Thanks for the smile :)

Elizabeth said...

Great story Di, and terrific pics of that sweet little blue tit. I think there are times when we humans just have to intervene or what are we here for :) I've liberated a few little visitors a number of times over the years ... they seem to like my kitchen. Right now those baby starlings are keeping me occupied ... I keep having to pop out and check on the ones that have flown at my windows. It doesn't seem to do more than daze them for a minute or two and then they fly back to the 'cafe' to look for mum. Springwatch come to Casa Worthington :)) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Bonnie said...

What a pretty little guy! Hope he found his way home.

ike said...

Oh, how cute he is :-) Well done you for saving the little guy/girl !!!
Hugz
IKE xxxxxxx

Kathleen said...

Hey is that the bird woman of the playground, job well done.
Half a nest in our box this year then they disappeared, hope it was nothing fatal.
As for touching young birds, bet there are a lot of fellows around today that wish they hadn't.

Kath x

Mary said...

What a beautiful little one. And you are for sure it's guardian angel. I'm sure Darnell will love reading this tale. I think when the bird jumped on you it was saying Thank You for saving my life. I'm sure you will see your feathered friend again in your garden.

PS....Your package came. I'm writing a little post now. Thank you!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Thank you, my friend! That fills my deflated heart up again to the full! Your the best!

And don't think I didn't about wet myself reading between the lines and realizing that the little tit landed on your . . . !! xxoo Darnell

Carol said...

Well saved! I had to usher a wren in the right direction a few weeks ago. Big bumble bees also keep getting shut in the greenhouse and have to be rescued.
Thank you for sharing the smiles.
Carol xx

RosC said...

What a gorgeous story Di. There are times when picking up the little thing is the only way out of the predicament. Don't you think?
Aren't birds wonderful to handle, so light and strong. Tiny miracles. I often think the same of mice with heart and lungs the same as you and me.
Thanks for gentle smiles and lots of memories,
Ros.

scrappymo! said...

Phew...thank goodness for happy endings...that little thing is just too pretty for anything but a happy one!

BumbleVee said...

awww poor little guy... and what a beauty he is too..... great photo...such lovely colouring ...... I hope he is okay as well....

Hettie said...

Well done for being a good Samaritan Di. Sometimes our feathered friends need our help. We have a screach owl that lives locally after Mr Hettie rescued it having been hit on the main A40! I do sometimes wish he had not brought it home to release!!
Hugs
xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Wonder Woman Di to the rescue . . . did you have your cloak and tiara on Mrs?

Great photo's of the pesky varmint!

Hugs
Sarn xxx